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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

  • Posted on- Jun 26, 2018
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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is celebrated on 26th of June each year. The day is celebrated to raise awareness among the people against drug abuse and illegal drug trade.

This day was first celebrated in 1988, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.

The prime motto of International Day against Drug and Illicit Trafficking is to grow a sense of responsibility into the people, to motivate them to raise awareness about drugs and its sale.

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is celebrated each year to strengthen global action and cooperation to achieve the target of an international society free of drug abuse.

Governments, organizations and individuals in many countries have actively participated in promotional events and larger scale activities, like public rallies and mass media involvement, to promote the awareness of dangers associated with illicit drugs.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is celebrated worldwide with much conscious approach to make people aware about the hazards of drug addiction and its illegal sale. A problem which is a major loss to humanity and a poison to the well-being of the youth in particular poses greater problems to the socio-economic and political stability of a nation.

One of the aims to observe International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is to increase support for prevention of the production of drugs, its use and is thus a decisive investment for the well-being of students and youth, their relatives and their communities.

On the occasion of this day, people are motivated to take part in the awareness raising events and a lot of activities are scheduled for the entire day to understand the condition of drug abuse and its consequences on the individual.

On International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, people should be said to wear black t-shirts for spreading awareness about what importance does the day carries and special pamphlets should be distributed to let people read about the abuse.

Every year the theme of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is different. The theme decided for 2017 was "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe".

The campaign focuses on the theme of 'Listening to children and young people' as the very first and initial step in helping them grow safe and healthy, reducing the risk behaviors and substance abuse.

In conclusion, however the drug problem might be impossible to end, there exist many concrete actions which can be undertaken to reduce the impact of this thing over our society. The danger from drugs is too large and can't be ignored. We must take immediate actions to safeguard our society.

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